Wednesday, August 25, 2010

"What are men to rocks and mountains?"

Or worries for that matter.

Last night I went to bed with visions of grandeur.  I was going to get up at six, get the house clean, do some crafting, and then go outside and play with the kids.

But as we all know, when trying to plan, and little kids are involved, they call the shots.

This morning I heard Keith's pitiful voice say "Mommy, it's all over me."

The words you never ever want to hear.

To make a long story short, thirty diapers, three baths, and a vat full of apple cider later, my sanity was hanging by a thread.  The sore bums caused extreme pain and screaming the whole day long.  For both the kids, and me.

I adore my kids.  Even amidst all the poop and tears.  I love them.  I felt so tired and worn down and extremely vulnerable.  But I am a soldier.    I have to keep on keepin on.  Because I am a mother, and that is what mothers do.

Jeffrey was in a good mood and decided it would be a great idea to start teasing me.

Not a good idea when I am loosing it.

With the kids climbing on me, clambering for my attention, Jeffrey teasing me and lots of laughing, the tears began.  I ended up in my room, curled on the floor in a ball, wishing the day away.

Which is when the magic struck.  Jeffrey swooped in, gathered the family, and took us away.  The children were left with their grandparents and the two of us went up to the mountains where the stress and worries melted away.

A touch of fall. 

Life blood flowing from the ancient rocks into my body, making me young and care free again.  

Trickling water from the nearby stream was like drinking from the mystical waters of youth. 

I am not being melodramatic, it is so true.  That is what the mountains do to me.

While running down the hill, my glasses fell off....

right under Jeffrey's shoe.

Now, I will just have to be blind when my eyes are tired.  So sad.  But good thing we got me some contacts a few months ago.  That was a close one!
And to finish my night, I came home to this on my bed.

The cat either was mad at me, or missed us terribly.

What an end to such a day.  So glad it is over.

Now tomorrow on the other hand... visions of grandeur, here I come!

And really, the mountains made it all seem not so bad.  Gosh, I love my mountains!  Heaven help us if we ever move away from them.


Susan Anderson said...

Yuck on the cat leavings!

(Now I know why I don't have cats...)

I'm glad your hubby knows how to sweep you away and make everything better.


*Jess* said...

tomorrow will be a better day :)

Big hugs to you. Being a mom is tough!

Lara Neves said...

I for one, am glad you were able to bid adieu to disappointment and spleen for a while! Beautiful mountains! I miss Utah.

Chantel said...

I love the mountains, too. I really missed them when I lived outside of Utah, plus I was always lost because I didn't know which direction was east without my mountain compass as my guide HA!!!

Emmy said...

So sorry :(. Glad he took you away for a while. Sometimes we do just need to get away. Hope the kids get better

Francisca and Chris said...

It looks so beautiful! Maybe we should move there one day ;)

If your perscription is still active they might be able to replace that one lens for you as long as the frames were not damaged! I know how much you LOVE those glasses my heart broke to see this.

PS: You might be feeding the cat too much or you might try a different formula. Cat puke isn't something you should have to endure :(
~Signed, your obsessed cat loving friend!

Laura said...

Oh man, one of those days huh? Thank goodness for your hubby, so glad you got out even if you did have to come home to the cat mess.

You probably already know this but sore butts, use aquaphore, it works miracles and fast!

Hope your rest of the week was better and that you are having a great weekend! :)